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Junior doctors to take part in second day of first all-out strike in NHS history

Junior doctors are set to take part in the second day of the all-out strike in the row over contracts.

More than 20,000 junior doctors are thought to have been on strike yesterday as the Health Secretary admitted this was likely to be his "last big job in politics".

The strike is planned to take place between 8am and 5pm on Wednesday.

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Unions: Junior doctors are not responsible for deaths

Junior doctors strike in Bristol. Credit: PA

Union leaders have said junior doctors will not be held responsible for any deaths as as a result of today's all-out strike.

A letter on the British Medical Association website says it is down to employers to ensure patient safety and not individual medics.

Thousands of junior doctors have staged a two-day walkout starting from 8am and 5pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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